MoP Ensures Uninterrupted Power to O2 Plants Amid 2nd Corona Wave

Given the manifold rise in oxygen demand from both medical facilities and for home treatment of patients due to the second Covid-19 wave, the Ministry of Power has undertaken several proactive measures to facilitate uninterrupted power supply to plants by state utilities. The ministry is monitoring the power supply to 73 major identified oxygen plants, out of which 13 supply oxygen to the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR). The four-fold set of measures include a daily review by the power secretary, round the clock (RTC) operation of the Oxygen Plant Control Room (OPCR) and an Internal Control Group (ICG), ensuring 24×7 power supply and technical audit of power supply and proactive implementation of remedial measures. Additionally, the Power System Operation Corp. (POSOCO) has also been tasked with carrying out a technical audit of the power supply of each oxygen plant.